Medical Negligence

Medical negligence is a specialised field of delictual law and refers to the conduct of a health / medical practitioner. Negligent conduct is not just limited to doctors, but also applies to nurses, dentists, treatment received at health care facilities and their administration staff.

It includes the failure to make the correct diagnosis, birth injuries and medication errors. Practitioners are judged according to the degree of skill and care that is expected of a reasonable and competent practitioner.